harried

adjective
har·​ried | \ ˈher-ēd How to pronounce harried (audio) , ˈha-rēd \

Definition of harried

: beset by problems : harassed a harried waiter who forgets your order

Examples of harried in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These profanities — embraced by truck drivers and sailors, captured on hot mics near politicians and preachers, murmured by harried moms and parroted by their toddlers at the worst possible moment — deserve better. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Netflix’s ‘History of Swear Words’ isn’t even worth your expletives," 5 Jan. 2021 Their sleeping dreams and waking nightmares are filled with the images of people crammed onto a truck, bodies strewn on the streets, a harried escape by sea, death all around. Jake Coyle, Star Tribune, "Review: In 'His House,' nightmares from the migrant crisis," 27 Oct. 2020 But to a harried parent, one less thing to worry about is always a good thing. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "America’s bestselling minivan, the Honda Odyssey, retains its charms for 2021 (review)," 12 Dec. 2020 Their sleeping dreams and waking nightmares are filled with the images of people crammed onto a truck, bodies strewn on the streets, a harried escape by sea, death all around. Jake Coyle, Star Tribune, "Review: In 'His House,' nightmares from the migrant crisis," 27 Oct. 2020 The tradition grew out of our conviction that in our harried holidays, singing together could calm us down and connect us to each other. Mary Schmich, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Songs of Good Cheer is going virtual. Here’s everything you need to know to join our annual holiday singalong," 28 Nov. 2020 Their sleeping dreams and waking nightmares are filled with the images of people crammed onto a truck, bodies strewn on the streets, a harried escape by sea, death all around. Jake Coyle, Star Tribune, "Review: In 'His House,' nightmares from the migrant crisis," 27 Oct. 2020 Their sleeping dreams and waking nightmares are filled with the images of people crammed onto a truck, bodies strewn on the streets, a harried escape by sea, death all around. Jake Coyle, Star Tribune, "Review: In 'His House,' nightmares from the migrant crisis," 27 Oct. 2020 Their sleeping dreams and waking nightmares are filled with the images of people crammed onto a truck, bodies strewn on the streets, a harried escape by sea, death all around. Jake Coyle, Detroit Free Press, "‘His House’ dives into nightmares from England’s migrant crisis," 30 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of harried

1609, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for harried

from past participle of harry

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The first known use of harried was in 1609

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14 Jan 2021

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“Harried.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harried. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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harried

adjective
How to pronounce harried (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of harried

: bothered by many problems or worries : very worried or anxious

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